"Numerous books have been written about Satchel Paige and Jim Crow laws, but this book, with its strong graphics is in another league-perfection."
—Library Media Connection
"Raw and memorable."
"Sturm's text poignantly conveys the quiet bitterness of his hero, and Tommaso's spare, two-tone drawings brilliantly contrast the physical beauty of the old, rural South with the savagery of its social institutions."
—The New York Times Book Review
* "By emphasizing Paige's influence and mythos rather than focusing on details about his life or career, Sturm and Tommaso offer a powerful and unique testimony to his legacy."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "This visually powerful, suspenseful, even profound story makes an excellent choice for readers interested in baseball or in the history of race relations."
—Booklist, starred review
* "[T]his graphic novel . . . imparts as clear a picture of the aggressive style of black baseball as it does of the realities of life in the rural Deep South in Paige's barnstorming heyday."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
PRAISE FOR AMELIA EARHART: THIS BROAD OCEAN—2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
PRAISE FOR AMELIA EARHART: THIS BROAD OCEAN
* "Like Earhart herself, this book ought to soar exuberantly into the hearts of its readers."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
PRAISE FOR ANNIE SULLIVAN AND THE TRIALS OF HELEN KELLER—2013 Eisner Award
PRAISE FOR ANNIE SULLIVAN AND THE TRIALS OF HELEN KELLER
* "[B]rilliantly conceived and executed. . . . [R]arely is [this story] presented in such a breathtaking, original, and empathetic fashion."—Booklist, starred review
PRAISE FOR HOUDINI: THE HANDCUFF KING—Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth
PRAISE FOR HOUDINI: THE HANDCUFF KING
* "Bertozzi's illustrations are simply spectacular."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
PRAISE FOR THOREAU AT WALDEN—2009 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
PRAISE FOR THOREAU AT WALDEN
* "Porcellino creates a poetic alternation of words and silences that effectively draws the reader into Thoreau's point of view."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review